Format & Standards

 


MOUNTAIN PREMIER LEAGUE FORMAT AND MINIMUM STANDARDS


MOUNTAIN PREMIER LEAGUE FORMAT

The Mountain Premier League will kick-off in March of ‘22. The season will launch with at least six clubs this Spring and set up a East/ West format for the ‘22/’23 season. Each club will play division rivals home and away equaling 10 matches. At the end of the season, the club with the most points will be crowned fall champions and will earn a spot in the 2022 NISA Independent Cup.


MOUNTAIN PREMIER MINIMUM STANDARDS

2022 Season Format

 

NISA Nation

MPL 1st Division

MPL 2nd Division

MPL U23

MPL Women

MPL Over30

 

Start week

 

March 1

March 13

March 13

May 15

March 1

TBD

 

End week

 

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Teams per division

   

6

10

10

6

8

Number of league matches

   

12

12

10

12

16

 

Point system

 

W = 3pts D = 1pt

Extratime rules

 

FIFA Rules ( two 15 minute halves, followed by penalties)

League cup format

   

TBD

TBD

N/A

N/A

NA

 

Awards

 

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

 

Pro/Rel

*

Relegation only

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Tiebreaker 1

   

Head-to-head

Tiebreaker 2

   

Goal Differential

Tiebreaker 3

   

Goals For

Tiebreaker 4

   

Goals Against

Tiebreaker 5

   

Coin Toss

 

Match rules

 

IFAB/ FIFA

Substitution rules

   

7

Unlimited

NCAA

NCAA

Unlimited

Discipline

   

See CODE OF CONDUCT for full details. Forms of discipline include, but are not limited to loss of points, fines and relegation.

 

*Promotion available after first year. Relegation will open up when NISA Nation region fills up.

                 

League fees and club packages

 

NISA Nation

MPL 1st Division

MPL 2nd Division

MPL U23

MPL Women

MPL Over30

Annual fees

 

$10,000

$3,000

$ 1,750.00

$1,500

$1,500

$1,250

Team bond

   

$250

$250

N/A

$250

$250

Player registration

   

$40

Game- 4th official

 

Required

Required

No

Required

Optional

Noo

Game- 3 officials

per

 

$250

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

League sleeve patches

**

 

40

40

40

40

30

Xara Gameballs

**

 

4

4

3

4

3

League gameday vests

**

 

10

10

10

10

N/A

Club website

 

Required

Required

Optional

Optional

Recommended

Optional

Post match survey

 

Required

Required

Optional

Required

Required

Optional

Certified athletic trainer

 

Home provided

Recommended

Match referee assignor

 

TBD

Deanna Duncan

TBD

Partner deals

   

League partners offer discounted rates on high quality service and products to all of our clubs.

Sportzstudio

   

$35/mo

Xara Soccer uniforms

   

TBD

   

**Provided by league

                 

Gameday host requirements

 

NISA Nation

MPL 1st Divison

MPL 2nd Division

MPL U23

MPL Women

MPL Over30

Referee liaison

 

Required

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Matchday rosters: home and away

 

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Field availability

 

1 hour before match / 30 minutes after (3 hour event)

National anthem

 

Required

Optional

Starter/ Referee Walkout

 

Required

Required

Optional

Coin toss

 

Required

Required

Optional

Optional

Required

Optional

Home team complimentary tickets

 

25/2

25/2

N/A

25/2

25/2

N/A

Stadium parking passes

 

As needed

As needed

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Referee travel and lodging expenses

 

As needed

TBD

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Full matching kit

 

All clubs are required to have matching: shirts, shorts and socks

Required uniform number locations

   

Front/ back

Back

Back

Back

N/A

League sleeve patches

 

Required

Required

Required

Optional

Required

Optional

Gameday colors

   

Home team changes if there is a color confilct

Bench attire

   

Subs must wear pennies on the sidelines

Coaching staff attire

   

Club gear, pennies or alternate colors

Captain's armband

 

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Optional

OOB Ball Chaser

 

4

2

1

2

2

N/A

                 

Field standards: surface and staging

 

NISA Nation

MPL 1st Division

MPL 2nd Division

MPL U23

MPL Women

MPL Over30

Stadium minimum capacity

 

1000

League approval req.

None

None

League approval req.

None

Ingress/ egress

 

Yes

League approval req.

N/A

N/A

League approval req.

N/A

Grass surface

 

Yes

High quality

Standard

High quality

High quality

Standard

Turf surface

 

Yes

High quality

Standard

High quality

High quality

Standard

Other sport markings

 

OK

Ok

Ok

Ok

Ok

Ok

Goals

 

FIFA Regulation + Nets

Corner Flags

 

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Required

Bench staging

   

Same side

Any

Same side

Same side

Any

Bench accommodations

 

16 players

8 players

Any

Any

8 players

N/A

Referee bench

 

Yes

Recommended

Optional

Recommended

Recommended

Optional

Substitution board

 

Recommended

Recommended

Optional

Recommended

Recommended

Optional

Team/ ref locker rooms and facilities

 

Yes

Locker rooms and showers are not required for field approval

Technical area

 

Yes

Only league personnel, club personnel and referees are allowed in the technical area

Press box

 

Optional

Not required for field approval

Internet

 

Hardline

Recommended hot spot or hardline

Live streaming

 

Yes

Recommended

Optional

Recommended

Recommended

Optional

                 

Player standards

 

NISA Nation

MPL 1st Division 2022

MPL 2nd DIvision 2022

MPL U23 2022

MPL Women 2022

MPL Over30 2022

Minimum age:

 

N/A

15

15

15-22 (5 overage)

15

30+

Maximum age: birth year

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

1998

N/A

N/A

Number of over/under age players

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

5

N/A

2

Max roster: registered

 

30

30

30

30

30

30

Max roster: gameday

 

18

18

22

18

18

22

Coaching license requirements

   

USSF D

USSF Grassroot 11v11

USSF D

USSF D

N/A


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